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Acupuncture

Natural Healthcare, Injury Care and Pain Relief Specialist

Acupuncture, dry needling (TDN), laser acupuncture, naturopathic Oriental medicine, cold laser therapy, Asian bodywork, and herbal therapies combined with professional pharmaceutical grade whole food supplements provide safe, effective and drug-free ways treat pain and injuries.  Our center helps people helps support people becoming well and stay healthy, naturally!

Acupuncture and Laser Therapy-Laser Acupuncture

These therapies are specialized medical modalities used for the restoration and preservation of health; influencing circulation of the nervous, endocrine, lymphatic, immune and vascular systems to establish equilibrium and correct the origins of disease; empirically and scientifically proven effective for extensive applications in complementary and alternative medicine.
 

Dr. Terence McCormick, DAOM specializes in the treatment of chronic and acute pain along with general health and wellness care to address a wide variety of health concerns.  Dr. McCormick's practices Classical and Traditional acupuncture with needles in and modern TCM laser (instead of needles).  


What exactly does Dr. McCormick treat effectively?

Dr. McCormick, DAOM, LAc effectively treats a wide variety of health conditions in both children and adults. He specializes in the treatment of chronic and acute pain, allergies, infertility, hormone and metabolic regulation and a wide variety of other health concerns.

In an official report, Acupuncture: Review and Analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinical Trials, the World Health Organization (WHO) has listed the following symptoms, diseases and conditions that have been shown through controlled trials to be treated effectively by acupuncture and acu-point TCM laser therapy. Other non-needle naturopathic-Oriental medicine treatments are also very effective at addressing these concerns: 

  • low back pain
  • neck pain
  • sciatica
  • tennis elbow
  • knee pain
  • periarthritis of the shoulder
  • sprains
  • facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders)
  • shingles (zoster) pain
  • headache
  • dental pain
  • tempromandibular (TMJ) dysfunction
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • menopause support
  • hormone regulation
  • induction of labor
  • correction of malposition of fetus (breech presentation)
  • morning sickness
  • nausea and vomiting
  • postoperative pain
  • stroke
  • essential hypertension
  • primary hypotension
  • renal colic
  • leucopenia
  • adverse reactions to radiation or chemotherapy
  • allergic rhinitis, including hay fever
  • biliary colic
  • depression (including depressive neurosis and depression following stroke)
  • acute bacillary dysentery
  • primary dysmenorrhea
  • acute epigastralgia
  • peptic ulcer
  • acute and chronic gastritis
  • and many other conditions. . .
  • Laser Therapy can address a variety of other health concerns along with Traditional Chinese Medicine - herbal formulas

 

Note To Patients:  Many Qualified Acupuncturists (MSOM, MAcOM, DAOM), Other Healthcare Providers and Patients Throughout The United States Do Not Support The Practice of Acupuncture By Chiropractors and Physical Therapists That Have Not Completed The Nationally Accepted Minimum Education Standards for Entry Into The Acupuncture Field.

Numerous chiropractors have realized the limitations of a practice based simply on "subluxation theory" and have attempted to bolster their business and treatment outcomes by including acupuncture in their services provided to patients. Acupuncture (a.ka. "Dry Needling") is a meridian bio-energy based treatment that effects numerous systems of the body.  Acupuncture utilizes theories and principles unique to Asian medicine, making it a complex yet elegant healing art and science.  It is not just another simple technique to be disrespectfully added to another practitioner's "tool box".  This does not honor the acupuncture profession and the standard of education and skill obtained by properly trained acupuncturists with masters and doctoral degrees (v.s chiropractors and physical therapists trained with weekend seminars).  Unfortunately, the vast majority of chiropractors practicing acupuncture have dangerously limited training with 100-300 hour programs that are not recognized by the governing agencies for acupuncture in the U.S.  Many more physical therapists are practicing acupuncture under the deceptive term "dry needling" with even far less training (15 - 45 hours). This training is thousands of hours less than what is the accepted minimum standard of education established in the field of acupuncture for the past 30 years. These profession should not be attempting to hijack the acupuncture profession by deceptively marketing themselves to the public.  They should respect the professional turf of acupuncturists and stick to their own profession. They put the public at risk of harm and potentially life-threatening injuries with their appropriate level of training and proficiency in the field.  If chiropractors were achieving the results they claim from their chiropractic care they wouldn't need to dabble in a completely different system of healing without appropriate respect for the training in those respective fields. In the case of both physical therapists and chiropractors, it may be simply a matter of increasing profits for their clinics by providing an additional service (often billed to insurance companies).  Unfortunately, the chiropractic and physical therapy professions have lobbied for accommodations in some State's practice acts that allow them to practice techniques such as acupuncture (a.k.a dry needling) without the nationally accepted minimum standard of training and supervised clinical internship. Let's leave chiropractors to their "spine cracking" and physical therapists to their exercise instruction without disrespectfully treading on the turf of acupuncturists.  This is also in the best interest of public safety.  Patients deserve the highest level of care when it comes to acupuncture. However, patients are not even getting the minimum basic level of care when then get it from an inadequately trained non-acupuncturist.  Patients need to ask questions regarding the training of their acupuncture provider's training to ensure their safety and the quality of the care they are receiving. 

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